The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 November 2007

Possibly even electrifying

Automobile this month tossed some questions at George Barris, King of Kustom Kars — the Batmobile helped assure his place in the throne room — and I wasn't quite prepared for one of the answers:

We're in the 2000s now. Are you going to stay with a '50 Mercury? Or are you going to jump into a hybrid Toyota?

Wait a minute. George Barris has jazzed up a Prius?

It's nice, but it looks like a turtle. I put eighteen-inch wheels on it instead of those little fourteens; we put a spoiler on the back. We brightened it up, gave it a free, flowing look.

And you know what? They did.

I don't know if this particular incarnation is really that much of an improvement, but I must say I like the idea.

Posted at 11:09 AM to Driver's Seat


Well, it does look better, but that is damning with faint praise.

Posted by: Jeffro at 6:48 PM on 13 November 2007